Purpose: This study tested the null hypothesis that the bone-to-implant contact (BIC) between endosseous implants with the SLA surface in the canine mandible will not be affected by the application of a light, continuous load during the implant’s period of osseointegration.
Materials and Methods: Thirty Straumann Tissue Level implants were placed in the mandibles of 6 foxhounds. NiTi coil springs were attached to the healing abutments of select implants and provided with a light continuous load. Each canine received two unloaded control implants and three test implants loaded at 2, 4, or 6 weeks post implant placement. Histological analyses of BIC was performed 10 weeks post implant placement.
Results: There was no statistically significant difference between the test and control implants in regards to Total BIC.
Conclusion: This studies implies confirmation of the null hypothesis that there is no difference in osseointegration, measured as BIC, between implant groups.
|Advisor:||Spears, Robert D.|
|Commitee:||Hildebrand, Brody, Nagy, William W., Spears, Robert D.|
|School:||The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center|
|School Location:||United States -- Texas|
|Source:||MAI 51/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Acid-etched, BIC, Orthodontics, Titanium|
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